Troy beats South Alabama 69-62, heads to Sun Belt quarters

News
Head coach Matthew Graves of the South Alabama

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Matthew Graves of the South Alabama Jaguars reacts during his team’s game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 11, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. South Alabama won 76-68. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Jordon Varnado scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Alex Hicks added 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Troy rallied to beat South Alabama 69-62 in Wednesday’s opening round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
    
Wesley Person scored 13 points for the seventh-seeded Trojans (16-16), who advance to face No. 2 seed Georgia State in a Friday quarterfinal.
    
Trailing 35-29 at halftime, Varnado’s 3 put the Trojans up 41-39 and his jumper sparked a 10-2 run for a 56-47 lead with 10:21 left. Rodrick Sikes’ layup capped a 9-2 run and the Jaguars closed to 68-62 with 10 seconds left, but got no closer. Person made 1 of 2 free throws and Herb McGee’s 3-pointer missed with four seconds left.
    
Troy hit six 3s and shot 37.5 percent from the field in beating the Jaguars for the third time this season.
    
Sikes scored 18 points with seven boards and Josh Ajayi added 17 points for No. 10 seed South Alabama (14-18).

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Videos

More Video

More Local News

3-Day Forecast

Trending Stories